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  1. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    So who wants to count all the elements floating around in the video to get a preliminary piece count? (bolding added for emphasis) Wait, what?!
  2. Lego Ideas 226

    Man, it's nice just to see one of those old LEGO Ideas Books again.
  3. 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V (LEGO Ideas)

    I was in a LEGO Store a few days ago to pick up the remaining minifigures I needed from Series 17, and while I was there, someone bought the last Apollo Saturn V set they had. Again. I think they're going to need regular restocks of this one for a while.
  4. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    It depends on whatever someone is willing to pay for it. There isn't a specific set value.
  5. Disney's Future with Lego

    "Disney" is a sprawling entertainment behemoth encompassing multiple production studios and IPs, many of which have had LEGO minifigures, sets, or entire themes, and many more of which haven't yet but seem well-suited for it, and likely will in the future. Consider - every single one of the following Disney-owned or otherwise Disney-associated IPs has had at least one official LEGO product at some point (a few of them before they were owned by Disney, but still), and some are ongoing themes with no end in sight: Disney (Disney Animation Studios, live-action Disney, etc.; encompasses most of the Disney Princess characters, plus things like the current Disney Castle): Mickey Mouse & friends Aladdin Alice in Wonderland Beauty and the Beast Cinderella Doc McStuffins Frozen Lilo & Stitch The Little Mermaid The Lone Ranger Miles From Tomorrowland Moana Peter Pan / Jake & the Neverland Pirates Pirates of the Caribbean Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Sleeping Beauty Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Sofia the First Tangled Winnie the Pooh Pixar Toy Story Cars (& non-Pixar spinoff Planes) WALL•E The Incredibles Brave Lucasfilm Star Wars Indiana Jones Marvel Marvel Considering the sheer volume of characters, stories, licenses and themes involved between Disney and LEGO, the fact their licensing relationship actually predates LEGO bricks (LEGO's first licensed product was a wooden pull toy of Pluto, waaaay back in the '30s or '40s), the fact the two companies' milieus are both centered around family-friendly, imaginative creation, and the fact at least a couple of themes (Star Wars and Marvel) appear easily capable of running indefinitely, I fully expect the relationship to continue for a long, long time to come. That doesn't mean every single Disney production from here on will get accompanying LEGO sets, of course, but I do think they'll evaluate each new Disney thing for LEGO potential. In particular I think it's likely each new addition to the canon of Disney Princesses will appear in at least one minidoll-based set, forthcoming entries in sporadically-active franchises that have previously yielded LEGO themes (Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story, Indiana Jones, etc.) will bring about the returns of those themes to LEGO, and the ongoing Marvel Superheroes and Star Wars themes will be with us each year for many years to come.
  6. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I'm curious as to why we think it has stuff from those two movies and not A New Hope, when that's the movie whose 40th anniversary this set commemorates (and a TFA-specific Falcon was not only recently released but is still widely available). Granted, ANH passenger / crew complements have been better represented in Millennium Falcon sets over the years than all the other movies combined, but then that would be an argument for including a Return of the Jedi figure assortment, if anything. That's not to say that's what they'll do, since LEGO sometimes does make decisions we don't understand. I'm just curious as to how that particular rumor (ESB and TFA figures, with no indication of other movies represented) came to be the prevailing assumption. I, for one, have for years expressed a desire for a new UCS Millennium Falcon with dozens of minifigures, à la the Death Star sets, representing every movie in which the Falcon appears to date. I do think that could be done, since TLG has after all done a couple Death Star sets that both have that many minifigures despite not costing as much as this thing will, but then of course the "real" Death Stars would ostensibly each have had many thousands of people on them, so LEGO including as many figures as they did could still be seen as having a minuscule fraction of what they "could" have, even if more wouldn't be realistic. Would they ever do that with a Millennium Falcon set?
  7. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    What LEGO Carousel has 2,685 pieces? Doesn't 10257 have 2,670? Edit: Moreover, the Carousel comparison in LEGO's tease is clearly referring to the difference in size / page count between the instruction books, not between the piece counts. I think we'll have to wait until next week or possibly the week after that to get the piece count comparison. Hi, Cab! I'm afraid I don't have an answer to your query, not being Aussie myself, but I wanted to welcome you to the forums. Welcome aboard!
  8. [MOC] LEGO Cockatoo - Brick Separator

    Wow, that's terrific!
  9. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Indeed. I also don't think they'd have just two teases before the reveal like they've had so far and make them just the box size and the instruction book size, when the piece count would surely be a bigger deal. I'm sure we'll get at least a third tease, and perhaps a fourth, and tease the set's total piece count (what would the other one be if they have four - minifigure count? Set silhouette? A photo of a close-up detail somewhere on the set? I guess we'll know soon enough...).
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Where'd you get that number?
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Possibly (though I wouldn't be so sure), but as I indicated, I was talking about what's possible with a set in the size and price range being discussed in the thread, and that discussion has largely revolved around a set alleged to be that large (or larger, in terms of piece count) and expensive (or more so). I didn't say it would happen; indeed, I've addressed more than once the possibility that a new UCS Millennium Falcon might not be happening at all (though for the record, I do suspect it is, and I'll be disappointed if it's not). I simply said that if they were truly doing a new UCS Falcon, and if it truly were as large and expensive as many of the posts were suggesting it would be, it would be totally possible for it to surpass 10179 in accuracy and detail while also having an interior and assorted other features, including a slew of minifigures. That's not to say that that is indeed what they're doing; it's just to say that if they are doing a Falcon with 7000+ pieces costing >$699.00, it certainly could have all the features described.
  12. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Also, wasn't the PF walking AT-AT available simultaneously with another minifigure-scale AT-AT for a while?
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The original was plenty detailed as official sets go, but as you yourself suggest, there's a gap between it and MB's. I said a set in the size and price range being discussed here could exceed it in detail, and since you yourself quote MB's as having 7500 pieces and the high end of the part count range being discussed for this set is higher still, obviously it could be more detailed / accurate than 10179 (particularly since the likely usage of that new half-cone element for the cockpit could actually boost accuracy of that aspect of the ship while simultaneously reducing the piece count for that part, freeing up more parts for use elsewhere). I fail to see how it's "impossible" for this one to be more detailed / accurate than 10179 when it's supposed to have two or three thousand more pieces than that one did and cost a couple hundred dollars more. As far as the internal structure goes, a robust support structure would certainly be mandated, but I think there's still plenty of opportunity for a sturdy internal structure that still leaves room for an interior. The original eschews having one because it simply wasn't a consideration when it was designed, but as the lack of an interior is arguably the single greatest area for improvement with 10179, I think it's very naturally something to consider. That doesn't guarantee it'll have one (heck, there's no guarantee yet another UCS Falcon is coming at all), but I do think it's possible.
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    As much as I want a new UCS Millennium Falcon myself, I think it'd be absolutely hilarious if this turned out to be a ginormous Classic box of 8,000 basic bricks. That said... I'm in the contingent that very much wants an interior. I don't get this weird AFOL obsession with wanting their LEGO sets to have fewer features rather than more. At the kind of size range, piece count range, and price range being floated around here, it could easily have a more accurate exterior than 10179, and a detailed, equally good-looking interior, and also have 40 minifigures spanning everything from ANH to TLJ. Maybe even PF lighting or other such swanky features. I've been describing this dream for years, in fact, since long before this thing was rumored for this year.
  15. Voltron & Ship in Bottle IDEAS approved

    What the heck? I posted this in Licensed, not here...